VELscope Oral Cancer Screening
The VELscope is a tool to aid in the early detection of oral cancer. The VELscope examination is a non-invasive, painless procedure which takes only a few minutes. The system utilizes a narrow band of safe, high-energy blue light and specialized filtering technology to help thoroughly evaluate the oral tissue for abnormal areas of concern, such as potentially cancerous lesions that may not be evident under white light. This technology may allow us to see things we may be unable to view in cancer screening during regular exams. It may assist us in detecting disease at earlier stages. If detected early, oral cancer is 80 to 90% survivable.